Adelaide Hall

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is jazz singer Adelaide Hall. Now in her 80s and still performing, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her days at the Cotton Club in New York, the Moulin Rouge in Paris and the secrets of her enduring popularity.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Sophisticated Lady by Duke Ellington
Book: A book of American history
Luxury: Box of seeds

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40 minutes

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Fri 18 Jan 1991 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestAdelaide Hall

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